Hyundai Heavy Industries hosts naming ceremony for HMM Gaon
On Monday, March 22, Hyundai Heavy Industries held a naming ceremony for the 16,000 TEU container ship HMM Gaon at its Ulsan headquarters.
The colossal containership is the second of eight newbuild ships ordered by HMM. HMM Nuri announced the start of the deliveries earlier this week.
According to HMM, the Korean word 'Gaon' means "to become the center of the world."
From March to the second quarter of 2021, all eight ships are expected to be shipped. When measured upright, HMM Gaon is 365 meters long and 51 meters high, making it taller than the Eiffel Tower (320 meters) in Paris, France.
It is the world's largest ship capable of passing through both the Panama Canal and the Suez Canal, and it can travel at a top speed of 22.3 knots (41.3 km/h) even when fully loaded.
HMM's 16,000 TEU series ships are equipped with an open-loop scrubber system that is hybrid-ready, and selective catalytic reduction technology has been used to reduce NOx emissions by 80% relative to the industry average.
Greater energy efficiency will reduce the carbon footprint per vessel by 52 percent, according to the firm.
Alternative Marine Power (AMP) equipment on the ships allows them to use on-shore electric power at ports. HMM had previously informed our editorial team of this.
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